O'DONNELL CLAN OF DONEGAL
An Account of the Clan from Contemporary Sources
I don't pretend to be an expert on the O'Donnell Clan, but I do have an interest in it, especially as I am
descended from a Donegal O'Donnell. A few years ago I was right into researching EVERYTHING I could lay my hands on about them and the result was a HUGE file full of really
interesting stuff - well, interesting if you're interested in the Clan that is!
So rather than let it gather dust on my bookshelf, I've decided to post what I had. Looking at it now, it
seems that I must have had very little else to do - one part of this information comes from me sitting down with the complete set of the Annals of the Four Masters and picking out
ALL the entries which mention the O'Donnells ......don't ask me why!
I won't be going into the whole story of the Clan either - the person to do that has to be Vincent O'Donnell
in Inver - I bow to him when it comes to knowledge of all things O'Donnell! His website is HERE
and it has links to some excellent sites, including the official O'Donnell Clan
One person who has been of enormous help is John McLaughlin, who has allowed me to mirror some of the pages at
So, on to the documents:
Still More to Come - this is only the beginning!
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